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Focus To Greece: 70 Years Of Greek Animation: Retrospective

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DUCE NARRATES
Greece, 1942/45, 6′ 48”, B&W, Greek (English subs)
Director: Stamatis Polenakis

The first Greek animated film and an antifascist satire. Mussolini tries to cover up with lies his defeat in the Greek front. Cartoonist Stamatis Polenakis started his film during WWII, but it was completed only after the war.

 

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SHHHH
Greece, 1971, 5′ 52”, Color, Greek (English subs)
Director: Stamatis Polenakis

This film conveys hidden messages of satire (the inauguration of big constructions), a risky attempt to have been completed during the Greek military junta [1967-74]. Its general command “Shhhh” means “let sleeping dogs lie”.

 

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THE LINE
Director: Yannis Koutsouris, Nassos Mirmiridis
Greece, 1973, 3’, Color, Non-dialogue

Everyday people move on a straight line, guided by gigantic fingers and having fingerprint bodies. Whoever tries to get out of the line gets crashed and disappears.

 

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OFFICIAL GUEST
Greece, 1981, 5’23”, Color, Non-dialogue
Director: Markos Holevas & Stella Tsikra

Α hard-working employee sees the outcome of illusory fame. It is reported to be the first Greek film in claymation.

 

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THE HOLE
Greece, 1983, 7’, Color, Non-dialogue
Director: Markos Holevas & Stella Tsikra

A satire of Greek social reality: the leading character dares to step out of the security of his hole, the underground home where he lives in a secluded state. It is the official selection (out-of-competition programme) at the Annecy festival in 1985.

 

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COSMOS
Greece, 1987, 5’10”, Color, Non-dialogue
Director: Dimitris Karathanasis

A little man tries to overcome the obstacles of his life but has no clue where he’s going to.

 

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CICADA AND ANT
Greece, 1988, 3’11”, Color, Non-dialogue
Director: Alecos Papadatos

An amusing variation of the famous Aesop’s fable The Ant and the Grasshopper.

 

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THE SWIMMER’S TALE
Greece, 1985, 17’38”, Color, Yunanca
Director: Stratos Stasinos & Nassos Mirmiridis

A 3 ½ year effort in puppetry animation, The Swimmer’s Tale is based on a Greek folk song. It tells the story of a young man who is enthralled by a girl in an otherworldly poetical and lyrical but dangerous setting.

 

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SCENT OF CITY (ODEUR DE VILLE)
Greece, 1994, 8’13”, Color, Non- Dialogue
Director: Georges Sifianos

A young woman lives in a small attic within a big city, having her cat as her sole companion.

 

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LA GRASSE MATINÉE
Greece, 1994, 8’13”, Color, Non- Dialogue
Director: Georges Sifianos

This surrealistic creation was based upon a poem by Jacques Prévert.

 

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35Χ50
Greece, 1997, 4’05”, Color, Non- Dialogue
Director: Spyros Rassidakis

Three designing tools become the lead characters: a pencil, an eraser and a pencil sharpener. The three of them are having fun on a 35x50cm “paper floor,” until a bad-tempered black marker appears, to ruin all their fun.

The Bad Cat Serafettin

Turkey, 2016, 80’, Color, Turkish

Director: Ayşe Ünal, Mehmet Kurtuluş
Screenplay: Levent Kazak, Bülent Üstün
Music: Serkan Çeliköz, Oğuz Kaplangı, Sabri Tulug Tırpan
Production: ANIMA İstanbul

Take the outrageousness of Fritz The Cat, the cuteness of Garfield, add the whip-smart action of Tarantino, put it in a blender and voila! What you get is BAD CAT: a crudely funny, action-packed animated motion picture for adults, which is destined to become a cult classic.

In a sleazy downtown area of Istanbul, Rifki the Seagull and Riza the Rat are preparing for the mother of all parties hosted by Shero, a hot-blooded, sex-crazed alley-cat. Their night of booze, babes and BBQ is thrown into chaos, however, following the unexpected arrival of Shero’s illegitimate, but ever-so-loveable son Taco, along with the accidental death of a sweet, innocent housebound feline who was the object of Shero’s affection.

With the dead cat’s owner hell-bent on avenging her death, Shero must face being a father, defeat the crazed lunatic and still leave time to fall in love before his nine lives become none.

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Phantom Boy

France/Belgium, 2015, 84’, Color, French

Director: Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol
Screenplay: Alain Gagnol
Animation: Nancy Bens, David Bols, Sarah Menheere, Priscilla Peeters, Morten Riisberg Hansen, Pieter Samyn, Pascal Vermeersch
Voices: Edouard Baer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Audrey Tautou
Music: Serge Besset
Producer: Erick Beckman, Jacques-Remy Girerd, sophia Harvey, David Jesteadt, Tim Martens, Michael Sinterniklaas

An 11-year-old boy becomes an unlikely superhero when he discovers that he has the ability to leave his body and fly through walls, in this marvellously animated adventure from the creators of the Academy Award-nominated A Cat in Paris.

Firebird / La Peri

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Inspired by Walt Disney’s Fantasia, “La Péri” is a semi-interactive experience based on classical music and a ballet performance captured with mocap and exclusively made for roomscale VR (like HTC’s Vive). It features a lot of interaction based on the controllers to be able to play and feel presence with the character.
On the stage, you play the role of Iskender, a prince seeking the “flower of immortality”. This precious artifact is guarded/kept by la Péri, an ancient spirit. As you gradually fit into your role and try to take possession of the flower, the spirit appears. Alternately frightened and mischievous, it evolves in different living forms that increase in complexity until it sketches a graceful, feminine silhouette….

VR PRODUCTION
Director: Balthazar Auxietre
Game Designer: Alexis Moroz
Level Designer: Fabrice Gaston
Programmer: Garry Williams, Benjamin Fridman
Lead Artist: Guillaume Bertinet
3D Modeler: Dinny Nanja, Simon Goeneutte-Lefevre, Edwin Leeds, Maxime Grange, Sylvain Raudrant
Animator: Audric Escales
Music: Paul Dukas : La péri (1912)
Sound Designer: Sylvain Buffet
Voice over: Saadi Bahri
Choreographer: Raphaelle Boitel
Performers: Raphaelle Boitel, Pauline Journé
Assistant Producer: Jordy Embun
Executive Producer: Hayoun Kwon

Aya de Yopougon / Aya of Yop City

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Fransa, 2013, 84’, Renkli, Fransızca

Yönetmen: Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie
Senaryo: Marguerite Abouet
Animasyon: Milano Bonacoc-Doric, Stephane Gamblin Gark (3D), Virginie Hanrigou, Jeremie Mamo (3D), Romain Rossard
Müzik: Paul Lavergne
Yapımcı: Thomas Cornet, Antoine Delesvaux, Clément Oubrerie, Mayumi Pavy, Joann Sfar

İlk defa Annecy Film Festivali’nde seyirciyle buluşan film, Fildişi sahillerinin başkenti yakınındaki Yopougon’da geçen aşk hikayeleriyle, modern bir Afrika’yı alaycı bir üslupla tasvir ediyor.

4th International Canlandıranlar Film Festival

26, 27 ve 28 Ekim tarihlerinde Fransız Kültür Merkezi’nde küçük büyük tüm animasyon severleri mutlu edecek bir program gerçekleşiyor.

Uluslararası Canlandırma Günleri’nin bu yılki programında, Türkiye’de daha önce vizyonda gösterilmemiş uzun metrajlar ve yine Türkiye’de gösterimi bir ilk sayılabilecek 6 dakikalık ödüllü bir sanal gerçeklik (VR) animasyon filmi yer alıyor.

Ayrıca her yıl olduğu gibi Türkiye ve Fransa’dan kısa animasyon film seçkileri bu etkinlikte izlenebilecek.

Bu yıl Yunanistan animasyonu da programımızda iki farklı seçkiyle izleyicilere sunuluyor. Bu bölümümüzde Yunanistan animasyonunun hem klasiklerini hem de son dönem filmlerini izleyebilirsiniz.

 

Önemli bir uyarı : Güvenlik nedeniyle seanslara gelmeden bir gün önce, çok basit bir işlemle internetten Fransız Konsolosluğu’na kayıt olmanız gerekiyor.

ÜYELİK VE ÖĞRENCİ KARTLARI SAHİPLERİ HARİÇ, FRANSIZ KÜLTÜR MERKEZİ ETKİNLİKLERİNE KATILIM İÇİN ÖN KAYIT YAPTIRMANIZI RİCA EDERİZ. ANLAYIŞINIZ İÇİN TEŞEKKÜRLER.

Sinema Seansları için: https://www.inscription-facile.com/form/E8blf7ODxNBTfi9derqo

La Péri (VR) seyretmek için: https://www.inscription-facile.com/form/C0HH2DLdPisKlKPW3fpJ

 

 

 

Tribute

Orhan Büyükdoğan

Born in 1935. Turkish Cartoonist, Animator and Director.

Orhan Büyükdoğan, one of the first animators in Turkey, graduated in 1960 from the Painting program at the Academy of Fine Arts. As many other cartoonists of the era, he produced animations for advertising agencies. Among his most renowned commercials are the Eti Biscuits film with the famous slogan “I have a puzzle for you, kids” and the 1975 “Is the building manager asleep?” İzocam commercial. Büyükdoğan is one of the founders of the Animation Department at Anadolu University. He is the recipient of the Children’s Foundation’s 1992 AKM Animation Award. Having founded the Orhan Büyükdoğan Cartoon Studio, he has produced projects for the state-owned Turkish Radio and Television Corporation and the Ministry of Culture. Among these films are “Dede Korkut,” “Bamsı Beyrek” and an environmental awareness series consisting of thirteen episodes. Wooden men, glass men and paper men are among the artist’s famous cartoon series. Quant-Art paintings, produced with a unique, personal technique, are among his original works. His interests include quantum, classical music and Sufism.

From Turkey

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GOLDEN SHOT

Turkey, 2015, 8’40’’, Color, Non- Dialogue
Director: Gökalp Gönen
Rusty machines living in their small houses, imagine that the sun will come and take them to the sky some. A small light, keeps them alive and dreaming. But one of the machines wants to see the sun itself and he has a plan for that.

Gökalp Gönen
Gökalp Gönen was born in 1989 , he continues to his study in İstanbul
2010 Güveç
2013 Lumen Forest

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MERCURY

Turkey, 2015, 5’22’’, Color, Türkçe

Directors: Melis Balcı & Ege Okal
Screenwriters: Melis Balcı & Ege Okal
Animation: Melis Balcı & Ege Okal
Sound: Uğur Akagündüz
Coloring: Berke Doğanoğlu, Irem Nalca
Coloring Assistants: Umut Balcı, Zeynep Hazal Özuslu, Arda Albulak
Voice Actors: Alexander Christie-Miller, Ekmel Ertan, Ege Okal, Lara Ögel, Damla Pehlevan
Music: Hilmi Bey
Producers: Melis Balcı & Ege Okal

A young artist who works as a gallery assistant is taken to a luxury dinner where she is introduced to the absurd and corrupt hierarchy of the art world.

Melis Balcı ve Ege Okal
They are both working and living in İstanbul. This is the first film of them.

 

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THE SUMMIT

Turkey, 2015, 6’22’’, Color, Non-dialogue

Director: Hüseyin Gülgen
Animators: Hüseyin Gülgen, Ahmet Tabak, Özlem Süme, Sinem İkis, Seçkin Yalın, Ejder Levent Aslaner,
Editing: Hüseyin Gülgen
Modelling: Hüseyin Gülgen
Music and Sound Design : Mete Birgören, Hüseyin Gülgen

Canlandıranlar Talent Camp Films

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GARDEN

Turkey, 2016, 6’, Color, Non- dialogue

Director: İdil Ar Uçaner
Screenplay: İdil Ar Uçaner
Production: Berat İlk and İdil Ar Uçaner
Animation: Tuncay Çetin
Classic Animation: Erhan Gezen, Murat Çelik
Concept / Character Design: İdil Ar Uçaner
Music: Kerem Akdağ
Sound Design: Ozan Kurtuluş
Project Consultant: Cemal Erez
Producer: Berat İlk

The screenplay for this is based on the director’s own life story…

The story of a girl who has spent her childhood within nature, only to grow up in the city afterwards… First, we meet the garden of the little girl’s childhood and her friends. The horns in her hair symbolize her connection to nature.

The life inside the garden is filled with joy, creativity, fluidity and love. The little girl has learned love, imagination, feeling, observation and many other things inside this garden. The little child feels huge in the garden!

She cannot make a connection with the masked people of the city, who come to visit the garden from time to time and questions the reason. The emotionless urbanites who have grown distant to themselves are seen only behind these masks.

As she grows up, her visits to the garden grow infrequent. She has now started attending school in the city. There, she feels lonely. As days pass, she feels increasingly smaller. Still, she cannot connect with the masked. One day, she signs a contract and puts on the mask she is handed. Now, she has a job. For years, she works away at a desk; she sits and walks with a permanent hunch, and as she does, even plants desert her. Plants and flowers shed their leaves in the presence of her energy. She holds meetings and lunches with the masked. She is now one of them. She has forgotten all green.

It continues this way until a stray dog guides her in the city.

One day, the girl follows the dog who wants to guide her and discovers a new garden in the heart of the city. She recalls the value of nature and who she is at core.

İdil Ar Uçaner
Born in 1979, Istanbul. After graduating from Mimar Sinan University Industrial Product Design Program, she earned her Master’s degree at the Berlin Kunsthochschule Weissensee. After working in design for a while, she discovered the world of illustration which she decided to pursue. She earned a place at Gobelin’s l’ecole de l’image, the Parisian school well renowned for its productions and continued her animation education at Animwork in Denmark. Here, she got the chance to attend workshops with various pioneering firms from around the world, including Pixar, and found the opportunity to progress in the field of 3D concept art. Currently she works as a freelancer in animation, illustration, character-concept design and directing. She also holds animation workshops for children at various organizations.

 

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INVISIBLE WALLS : Stories of Diffidince

Turkey, 2016, 7’30”, Color, Non- dialogue

Director: Nurbanu Asena
Interview guests: İlhan Poyraz, Ayşe Ünal, Batuhan Türker, Aylin
Music: Damla Pehlevan
Sound: Candaş Erdener
Illustrators: Nurbanu Asena, Çağıl Harmandar, Dilara Polat, Matias Berneman
Editing: Murathan Sırakaya
Producers: Nurbanu Asena ve Berat İlk

’Now again, what is the topic?’
‘It is the insecurities…’

Confidence is loud, insecurities are silent. They are the private thoughts of the sole individual. With the hope of starting a conversation on this silent topic, Invisible Walls shares the confidence/ insecurity stories from four different characters.

İlhan, once lost his trust over society explains the origins of his habit of ‘analyzing people’. Aylin feels ‘stuck’ when speaking in English. Batuhan talks about learning to show his ‘true-self’ and Ayşe shares her thoughts about comparing herself to the ‘others’. While watching their intriguing and sincere stories, insecurity in us giggles with it’s ever presence and we wonder how and when we implanted that feeling in our lives.

Nurbanu Asena
Nurbanu received her BFA degree in Design & Technology from Parsons School of Design in 2009. While studying in New York, she participated in exchange programs in Italy, China, Turkey and exhibited works there. In 2010, her short film “One Random Day In Istanbul” selected to be produced by “Animators (Canlandıranlar) Talent Camp Istanbul” and shown in various national and international film festivals. Next year, she was a commissioned artist for the animated parts of the feature documentary film ‘Pablo’, an LA production about the famous graphic/ title designer artist ‘Pablo Ferro’. Since 2012, Nurbanu works as a freelance artist from Istanbul.

Animaistanbul

Anima Istanbul which started as an animation based production company in 1995, evolved into a fully integrated production company in 20 years, capable of producing films through every kind of production and animation technique, finalizing the post-production process in its own facility and providing every necessary service for a film production starting from the script stage until its broadcast. What makes them different is their ability to adapt to the changes that the digital world brings, as well as being a meeting point of talented people who carry out the newest ideas and techniques in the most creative and dynamic ways. Their films of various genres, all which include different elements, such as comedy, vignette, storytelling, action, beauty, CGI, and VFX, prove this belief.

KOFF

Koff was founded in 2012 in Istanbul. Specializing in 2D animation, the team has produced numerous films for advertising agencies and clients alike.
One of the rare studios that makes time to realize its own dreams beside commercial projects, Koff has produced a large number of independent films and shown at festivals.

Yonca Ertürk

2012- Present Freelance Istanbul, TR
Producer, Executive Producer, Post Production Producer
Feature films, Rimo and Zimo Peace in Town, Somehing Useful, Sivas.

2015-Present Istanbul Işık University GSF, Istanbul, TR
Lecturer
Production class.

2013-Present Istanbul Bilgi University Istanbul, TR
Lecturer
Production planning class.

2007-2012 Sinefekt A.S. Istanbul, TR
Visual Effects Producer
Commercials and feature films. (A.R.O.G., Five Minarets in New York, Eyvah Eyvah
2, Kurtlar Vadisi Filistin, e.t.c)

2002-2007 Anima Istanbul Istanbul, TR
Producer
Commercials and feature films.

2006-2010 DFA- Digital Film Academy Istanbul Istanbul, TR
Lecturer
Production Courses

2001-2006 Istanbul Bilgi University Istanbul, TR
Lecturer
Production Planning Lessons

2002-2004 Istisnai Filmler Ltd Istanbul, TR
Producer
Where’s Firuze? Feature film and Tv series

1996–2001 Format Film Ltd. Istanbul, TR
Founder Partner, General Manager, Producer
Commercial and educational films, short films productions

1992–1995 Istisnai Filmler Ltd. Istanbul, TR
Producer and Head of Production Department
Commercial and corporate films, line productions.

1989–1992 Freelancer Istanbul, TR
Production Assistant, Photographer, Journalist
Commercial films for various companies.
Educational films, photography projects with various directors.
Interview series, monthly columns and photographs
Music news and interviews for Music Magazines.

ASSOCIATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS
2015 Seyap Film Producers’ Association of Turkey, Board Member
2011 Animators Association of Turkey, Founder and Board Member
2004-2006 Commercial Producers Association, Founder.

EDUCATION
1987–1992 Istanbul University Istanbul, TR
Communication Faculty, Radio- TV Department

Nurduran Duman

Nurduran Duman is a Turkish poet and editor born in Çanakkale and lives in Istanbul. She wrote her first poem when she was 8 years old. When she was 9, she promised herself that in the future she would be a writer. She liked poetry, so she became a poet. Pursuing her passion for the sea, she attended Istanbul Technical University receiving her degree as an Ocean Engineer and a Naval Architect.

Her collection of poetry Yenilgi Oyunu (The Defeat Game) was awarded the 2005 Cemal Süreya Poetry Award. This award commemorates Cemal Süreya (1931-1990), one of the most important poets in Turkish Literature. In 2010 she published a book of narrative prose, İstanbul’la Bakışmak, Salacak (Exchanging Glances With Istanbul, Salacak). Her second collection of poetry Mi Bemol (Mi Bemol) was published in 2012.

Duman also actively translated literature into Turkish. She translated Alma Alexander’s book The Secret of Jin-shei, published in Turkey in 2007. Her poems, translations (poems and stories), poetic articles, book reviews and interviews with foreign writers (e.g. Eileen Gunn, Karen Joy Fowler, Yiyun Li, Anna Tambour, Monica Arac de Nyeko, etc.) have been published in numerous magazines and newspapers. She has also translated the poems of Anne Sexton, Sara Teasdale, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Slyvia Plath.

Duman was elected as a board member of Writers Syndicate of Turkey and is an active member of Turkish PEN. She presented the literature programme ‘Yazın Küresi – Sphere of Literature’ and the children literature programme ‘Kitap Hazinesi – Treasure of the Book’ for radio and television. She has also been involved in many theatre activities as an actress, director, and theater electrician throughout her career. She attends numerous national and international events in a capacity of a poetess, writer and translator. Her article about the relationship between the world peace and literature translation “Translation of Literature Means Peace” was originally written in English and appeared in the Finnish magazine Kaltio translated into Finnish by Paavo J. Heinonen.

Her poems have been translated and published into English, Finnish, Serbian, Bulgarian and Slovak. Recently, Duman was featured in the American art-literature magazine BRN with an interview conducted by Victor Hernandez Cruz, poet and Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Her poem “The Lily Necked Girl” (Zambak Boyunlu Kız, translated by Scottish poet Tom Pow) was published in the magazine Gallerie (issue 28) in India. Her poem “Semi Circle” (Yarım Çember, translated by poet Andrew Wessels) was published in Colorado Review (Spring 2012) in US. And her poems “Weave of Colors”, “Voiceword”, “At That Moment”, “My Letter is an Olive Branch” (Renklerin Örgüsü, Sessöz, O An, Mektubum Zeytin Dalı, translated by poet Andrew Wessels) were published both in Turkish and in English in Interim (Spring 2013, in Las Vegas) in US. And her poems “City Steps”, “Pour Yourself from the Cup”, “Butterfly” (Bir Kentin Adımları, Bardaktan Boşan, Kelebek) were published in the journal of California College of the Arts “Eleven Eleven” (Summer 2013, in San Francisco). BRN (New York) published her recent poems in its Fall 2013 issue. Her poem “Lord” (Ağan, translated by Andrew Wessels) was published in Faultline in USA in Summer 2015. Semi Circle, a chapbook of translations of the poet was published from Goodmorning Menagerie in USA in January 2016.

Nurduran Duman joined in Edinburgh International Book Festival as an invited editor in August 2014 and in August 2015.

Currently she is the literary editor of the art and culture magazine Artful Living, www.artfulliving.com.tr

Book Publications:

Yenilgi Oyunu (The Defeat Game) (Poetry, 2006, Istanbul; Komşu Publishing, Yasakmeyve Books)

İstanbul’la Bakışmak, Salacak (Exchanging Glances With Istanbul, Salacak) (Prose, 2010, Istanbul, Heyamola Publishing)

Mi Bemol (Mi Bemol) (Poetry, 2012, Istanbul, Noktürn Publishing)

Translations of her works:

Semi Circle, a chapbook of translations of the poet was published from Goodmorning Menagerie in USA in January 2016.

Book Translations:

Jin-shei Kız Kardeşlik Sırları (The Secret of Jin-shei) (2006, İstanbul, Writer: Alma Alexander, Literatür Publishing)

Berke Baş

Berke Bas, producer/director studied political sciences at Bogazici University, Istanbul and received her masters degree in media studies at New School for Social Research, New York. She co-founded inHouse projects with Melis Birder in New York in 1998 and has since worked in various documentary and feature film projects as producer, director, editor and cameraperson. Located in Istanbul, she is a part-time lecturer at Film TV department of Istanbul Bilgi University and founding member of docIstanbul -Documentary Studies Center. Her films deal with Turkey’s pressing social issues as wide ranging as illegal migration (In Transit, 2005), women’s political rights (What a Beautiful Democracy!, 2008), Armenian orphans of 1915 (hush!/La Chanson de Nahide, 2009) and trials of manhood (Concrete Park, 2010). She is also the co-director of non-linear documentary Planet Galata: A Bridge in Istanbul, 2010. Her latest film Bağlar, co-directed with Melis Birder, follows the basketball team of Diyarbakir’s Baglar Municipality in the course of three years, telling the story of a sidelined generation struggling to define hope and success in a conflict ridden city.

Meeting with the young director Elsa Duhamel – Educating animation in France

Elsa Duhamel, despite a young age has been working on many animated films and has, as a director, already won many awards. The International Animation Days will present her last film “Les Pieds Verts/Green Feets”, a short animated documentary that have already won two awards.
France is the home of many animation schools. Private schools, State schools… for the one who want to become an animator there is plenty of choice. In her conference on Saturday morning Elsa Duhamel will explain us what it mean to be an animated film director and present us the different possibilities for studying animation in France.

Saturday October 10th, 12:00 – French Cultural Institute – Institut Français – Istanbul

International Animation Days 2015

International Animation Days are organized cooperation with Canlandıranlar Association in Institut Français de İstanbul.

With the support of Institut Français de Paris, ASIFA and AFCA

 

 

Films subtitled Turkish or English.

At the Forest

A film from the director of March of the Penguins; Luc Jacquet and ecologist/botanist Francis Hallé. A lyrical and magical story of the formation and life of Amazon rainforest over seven hundred centuries.

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The Wind Risen / Le Vent Se Lève

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II…

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The Congress / Le Congrès

An old and jobless actress who once held great promise receives an unexpected offer: want to scan her entire being into their computers and purchase ownership of her image for an astronomical fee. After she is scanned, the studio will be allowed to make whatever films it wishes with her 3-D, including all the blockbusters she chose not to make during her career. It is an adapted film from the book, The Futurological Congress, of Polish author Stanislaw Lem.

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The King and Mockingbird / Le Roi et l’Oiseau

It is a story of a chimney sweep and a shepherdess seek to escape from the clutches of a tyrannical king. The film is by some today regarded as a masterpiece of French animation better source needed] and has been cited by the Japanese directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata as an influence.

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Princesse Kaguya

It is the last feature film of Isao Takahata after 14 years; illustrating the story of an old bamboo cutter and his wife life with a growing rapidly magical baby in an epical and lyrically. One day an old bamboo cutter found a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady inside a shining stalk of bamboo. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

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Discovering the Far / Découvrir l’Ailleurs

Les Pieds Verts France 2012 4’10” Français Directeur : Elsa Duhamel   La sole, entre l’eau et le sable France 2011 15’ Directeur : Angèle Chiodo   Miniyamba France 2012 14’35” Directeur : Luc Perez   Pinchaque, le Tapir Colombien France 2011 5’ Directeur : Caroline Attia-Larivière   Nadira et le Mauve France 2014 3’ […]

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Jeunes Festivaliers

Atome France 2013 4’ Directeur : ArtFx (Montpellier)   The Island Keeper France 2012 4’ Directeur : ArtFx (Montpellier)   L’uxoricide France 2014 4’ Directeur : Ecole Estienne (Paris)   Je Repasserais Dans La Semaine France 2013 8’ Directeur : EMCA (Angoulême)   Le 12ème Homme France 2012 9’ Directeur : ENSAD (Paris)   Vie […]

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The Great War: Animated Memories

Grande Guerre : Mémoires Animées

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En Sortant de l’Ecole

“En sortant de l’école” is a collection of 13 animated short films, which aims at matching 13 poems from the French poet Jacques Prévert with the talent and graphic creativity of young directors, just out of animation schools. The diversity of the animation techniques is the keystone of this project. Children aged 7 and above […]

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Opening Performance

Ouchhh is a multi-disciplinary new media creative agency whose main office is based in Istanbul. It creates performances and new media platforms for artistic and commercial projects in Turkey and internationaly with visual effects, interactive technologies, moving graphics and video mapping.

Talin Buyukkurkciyan is a dancer, choreographer and a founding member of ÇATI, Contemporary Dance Artists

Association.  She teaches dance in Bilgi University. In 2002 she graduated from European Dance Development Center in Holland.

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IAD Program

WEDNESDAY 26/10

9:00-11:00 13 short films through the poems of Robert Desnos
12:30-14:00 BEST OF ANNECY

Non-dialogue and English subtitled films

16:00-18:00 PHANTOM BOY (Premiere in Turkey)

Turkish subtitled

19:00-21:00 70 YEARS OF GREECE ANIMATION: RETROSPECTIVE

Non-dialogue and English subtitled films

10:00-20:00 La Péri (VR Film)

THURDAY 27/10

9:00-11:00 13 short films through the poems of Robert Desnos
12:30-14:00 Best of Turkey: ASIFA TURKEY SELECTION

Non-dialogue and English subtitled films

16:00-18:00 70 YEARS OF GREECE ANIMATION: ACTUAL PANORAMA

Non-dialogue and English subtitled films

19:00-21:00 AYA DE YOPOUGON

Turkish subtitled

10:00-20:00 La Péri (VR Film)

FRIDAY 28/10

9:00-11:00 13 short films through the poems of Robert Desnos
12:30-14:00 THE BAD CAT: SERAFETTIN

English subtitled

16:00-18:00 MOON MAN

Turkish subtitled

19:00-21:00 PHANTOM BOY

TURKISH

10:00-20:00 La Péri (VR Film)

The Congress / Le Congrès

United States 2013 122’ English — Turkish Subtitled
Directeur : Ari Folman

An old and jobless actress who once held great promise receives an unexpected offer: want to scan her entire being into their computers and purchase ownership of her image for an astronomical fee. After she is scanned, the studio will be allowed to make whatever films it wishes with her 3-D, including all the blockbusters she chose not to make during her career. It is an adapted film from the book, The Futurological Congress, of Polish author Stanislaw Lem.

 

Princesse Kaguya

Japon 2013 137’ Japan – Turkish Subtitled
Directeur : Isao Takahata

It is the last feature film of Isao Takahata after 14 years; illustrating the story of an old bamboo cutter and his wife life with a growing rapidly magical baby in an epical and lyrically. One day an old bamboo cutter found a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady inside a shining stalk of bamboo. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

Discovering the Far / Découvrir l’Ailleurs

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Les Pieds Verts
France 2012 4’10” Français
Directeur : Elsa Duhamel

 

SOLE

La sole, entre l’eau et le sable
France 2011 15’
Directeur : Angèle Chiodo

 

EAU

Miniyamba
France 2012 14’35”
Directeur : Luc Perez

 

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Pinchaque, le Tapir Colombien
France 2011 5’
Directeur : Caroline Attia-Larivière

 

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Nadira et le Mauve
France 2014 3’ Français
Directeur : Sabine Allard & Marie-Jo Long

 

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Mustapha et la Clématite
France 2014 3’
Directeur : Sabine Allard & Marie-Jo Long

 

Mon petit frère de la lune

Mon Petit Frère de la Lune
France 2007 6’
Directeur : Frédéric Philibert

 

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Au 1er Dimanche D’août
France 2001 11’
Directeur : Florence Miailhe

Jeunes Festivaliers

atome

Atome
France 2013 4’
Directeur : ArtFx (Montpellier)

 

islandkeeper

The Island Keeper
France 2012 4’
Directeur : ArtFx (Montpellier)

 

L’uxoricide

L’uxoricide
France 2014 4’
Directeur : Ecole Estienne (Paris)

 

Je repasserais dans la semaine

Je Repasserais Dans La Semaine
France 2013 8’
Directeur : EMCA (Angoulême)

 

Le 12ème homme

Le 12ème Homme
France 2012 9’
Directeur : ENSAD (Paris)

 

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Vie et Mort de l’illustre Grigori Yefimovich Raspoutine
France 2012 10’
Directeur : ENSAD (Paris)

 

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La Fenêtre
France 2013 6’
Directeur : ESMA (Montpellier)

 

duo

Duo
France 2013 3’
Directeur : Gobelins (Paris)

 

myosis

Myosis
France 2013 2’
Directeur : Gobelins (Paris)

The Great War: Animated Memories

Grande Guerre : Mémoires Animées

This is a collection of nine animated short films that show the history of Great War. Set on the front, in the trenches and under fire, or behind the front line, through female letters and through the memories of the elders or the collective memory, discover fascinating, sensitive and touching films with different techniques by experienced directors, who revisit that catastrophe with a contemporary perspective.

Aged 12 and above

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La Détente
France 2011 8’30” Sans Paroles
Directeur : Pierre Ducos, Bertrand Bey

 

1916

1916
France 2003 7’40” Sans Paroles
Directeur : Fabien Bedouel

 

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Poppy
Nouvelle-Zélande 2009 10’54” Anglais
Directeur : James Cunningham

 

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Fire Waltz
France 2011 5’46” Français
Directeur : Marc Ménager

 

La_tranchee

La Tranchée
Canada 2010 6’55” Sans Paroles
Directeur : Claude Cloutier

 

lettres femmes

Lettres de femmes
France 2013 11’25” Français
Directeur : Augusto Zanovello

 

lejourde glore

Le Jour de Gloire
France 2007 6’32” Sans Paroles
Directeur : Bruno Collet

 

de si pres

De si Près
Belgique-France 2009 12’25” Anglais
Directeur : Rémi Durin

 

letroispoints

Trois petits points
France 2010 3’32” Sans Paroles
Directeur : Rémy Schaepman, Lucrèce Andreae, Alice Dieudonné, Florian Parrot, Tracy Nowocien, Ornélie Prioul

En Sortant de l’Ecole

“En sortant de l’école” is a collection of 13 animated short films, which aims at matching 13 poems from the French poet Jacques Prévert with the talent and graphic creativity of young directors, just out of animation schools.
The diversity of the animation techniques is the keystone of this project.

Children aged 7 and above

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En Sortant de L’école
France 3’
Directeur : Lila Peuscet (EMCA)

 

Oiseaux du souci

Les Oiseaux du soucis
France 3’
Yönetmen Directeur : Marie Larrivé et Camille Authouart (ENSAD)

 

tant de forets

Tant de Forêts de
France 3’
Directeur : Burcu Sankur, Geoffrey Godet (Supinfocom Valenciennes)

 

les belles familles

Les Belles familles
France 3’
Directeur : Armelle Renac (Supinfocom Valenciennes)

 

ane dormant

Âne Dormant
France 3’
Directeur : Caroline Lefèvre (EMCA)

 

je-suis-comme-je-suis

Je suis comme je suis
France 3’
Directeur : Marion Auvin (EMCA)

 

page decriture

Page d’écriture
France 3’
Directeur : Marion Lacourt (ENSAD)

 

le cancre

Le Cancre
France 3’
Directeur : Chenghua Yang (EMCA)

 

Gardien de phare

Le Gardien du phare aime trop les oiseaux
France 3’
Directeur : Clément Ruyter (Gobelins)

 

dromadaire mecontent

Le Dromadaire Mécontent
France 3’
Directeur : Morgane le Pechon (La poudrière)

 

ecole des beaux arts

L’Ecole des Beaux-arts
France 3’
Directeur : Anne Huynh (Ste Geneviève)

 

Quartier libre

Quartier Libre
Fransa France 3’
Directeur : Marine Blin (La poudrière)

 

presque

Presque
France 3’
Directeur : Mélia Gilson (LISAA)

GUEST OF HONOUR: MIDHAT “AJAN” AJANOVIC

Midhat AjanovicMidhat Ajanovic- Ajan is an author, filmmaker, academician and animation artist born in 1959. Between 1984 and 1992 he directed seven animated short films.

Since 1994 he is living in Gothenburg (Sweden) where he obtained a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Film Studies. He teaches animation at various Swedish film schools and writes regularly about film and animation.

He has published many books in various genres and in several languages. Some of his books deal with history and theory of animated film. His most recent books are Den rörliga skämtteckningen (Optimal Press, Gothenburg 2009) in Swedish, Karikatura i pokret (Hrvatski filmski savez, Zagreb 2008) in Croatian and Animazione e relismo (Animation and Realism”, Cuem, Milan, 2006) in Italian.

He worked as the organiser and artistic director of the festivals in Podgorica (Montenegro), Zagreb (Croatia) and Eksjö (Sweden) and was the member of many internationally juries.

 

SWEDEN- 100th YEARS

In this section the last short films from Swedish directors as celebrating the 100th years of Sweden animation.

 

 

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ALDRIG SOM FÖRSTA GÅNGEN! / NEVER LIKE FIRST TIME

Sweden, 2006, 15’, Color, Swedish

Director: Jonas Odell

Screenplay: Jonas Odell

Stars: Mikael Brolin, Hanna Eklöf, Rebecca Haridi

Four people get to tell the story of their “first time”, an animated film based on documentary interviews. Contemporary stories and some even from the 1920’s range from comedy to tragedy and are remembered with nostalgia, embarrassment or even horror.

Short based on documentary interviews

Awards

Golden Bear- best short film– Berlin International Film Festival 2006

Best short film- Swedish Guldbagge Awards

About Director:

Born 1962 in Stockholm, a Swedish music video and film director and founder of FilmTecknarna. Odell, who specializes in a mix of animation and live action, has directed a number of short films, music videos and commercials.

 

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SPEGELBARN / LOOKING GLASS

Sweden, 2007, 4’58’’, Black&White

Director: Erik Rosenlund

Screenplay: Erik Rosenlund

A dark stormy night. A little girl is home alone, but is she really?

Awards

Spegelbarn (Looking Glass), 2007

Palme d’Or Nominee – Cannes Film Festival 2007, France

Mention spéciale du Jury, RICA Wissembourg 2007, France

Mention du jury Collégiens du court métrage, Cinessonne 2007, France

Special Mention – MoliseCinema 2007, Italy

About Director

Born in 1975. Worked as an illustrator and a maker of comics before learning animation. His films have won several awards and been shown around the world at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals, most notably two selections at the Cannes Film Festival. “Checkoo” is his latest film.

 

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DARK SIDE OF THE MORNING REDUX

Sweden, 2002, 6’05’’, Black&White

Director: Erik Rosenlund

Screenplay: Erik Rosenlund

She should have stayed in bed.

 

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CHECKOO

Sweden, 2008, 12’, Color, Non-dialogue

Director: Erik Rosenlund

Screenplay: Erik Rosenlund

Animation: Erik Rosenlund

Sound Designer: Erik Rosenlund

Co-producer and guest animator: Susanne Sturesson

Music by: Martin Bird

Co-produced by: SVT, Sveriges Television AB and YLE, Yleisradio Oy

Supported by: The Swedish Film Institute

Copyright: Sveriges Television AB och Erik Rosenlund, 2008

An underperforming office worker does everything he can to fit in.

 

 

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SHARAF
Sweden, 2012, 13’, Swedish, Color

Director: Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch
Art Director and Character Design: Mats Johansson/Acne Jr
Animation: Nicolas Maurice
3D model: Jonas Kärn, Nicolas Maurice
Producer: Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch
Production: Story AB

The boat was like a little fly in the sea, in two-meter high waves. We just drifted without any food or water. Sharaf,17, is one of thousands of boat-refugees who have arrived to Gran Canaria the last years. They cross the ocean in small boat. Sharaf was lucky, he survived. Thousands have died in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean trying to get into the EU. “Sharaf” is completed during the spring of 2012. It is the third and final part in a series of animated documentaries about children and young people in difficult situations by David Aronowitsch and Hanna Heilborn.

Awards:
30. International Children Film Festival 2013: Young Jury Animation Documentary First Prize
Capalbio International Film Festival 2013: Animation Documentary Prize

 

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TUSSILAGO

Sweden, 2010, 15’, Color, Swedish

Director: Jonas Odell

Animation: Per Helin, Marcus Krupa, Johan Sonestedt, Martin Nyberg, Susanne Sturesson, Mikael Lindbom, Jakob BastvikenLindor Tidäng, Kaspar Christophersen

Producer: Linda Hambäck & Niklas Adolfsson

Interviews: Richard Dinter, DoP Per Helin

Music: Martin Landquist

Sound design: Fredrik Jonsäter

Production: Filmtecknarna F. Animation AB in coproduction with Film i Väst and Sveriges Television AB

A woman’s story of how she became involved in terrorist activities in the 1970s.

 

 

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LÖGNER/ LIES

Sweden, 2006, 15’, Color, Swedish

Director: Jonas Odell

Screenplay: Jonas Odell

Music: Martin Landquist

Producer: Linda Hamback

Based on documentary interviews, these are three (probably) true stories about telling lies.

Awards

Best short film- Swedish Guldbagge Awards

Jury Awards- Sundance Film Festival 2009 (International Short Film)

 

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BATH HOUSE

Sweden, 2014, 15’, Swedish, Color

Director: Niki Lindroth von Bahr

Screenplay: Jerker Virdborg

Production: Karl Wettre, Jerker Virdborg, Niki Lindroth von Bahr

Company: Malade Aktiebolag

A clueless gang of mice tries to rob a bath-house safe, but something goes wrong in this droll stop-motion puppet animation from Sweden. Six characters meet in a public bathhouse: the pedant bathhouse manager, a couple with a strange way of communicating and a gang with shady intentions.

About Director:

Niki Lidroth von Bahr from Stockholm got her degree from props building and special effects at Nordiska Scenografisk Konsthögskolan. Along with making her own films, she is freelancer as a prop-maker and animator for film, theatre and commissioned films.

Awards:

Anima Festival 2011- Grand Prix